Vogue 1132 - Vintage Plaid Jacket
Still Creeping Along . . .
But that's ok. Today was concert #3 of the week, with just one more for this week on Friday morning. After today, I think work on this project will pick up quite a bit. I've been cutting and fusing interfacing, which isn't exciting, but is important to the look and feel of the finished jacket.
I've also decided to pad stitch the lapels and collar, since this project is taking me a while anyway, an extra day or two won't hurt! To that end, I've marked and basted the hair canvas to the fronts.
You might have seen the hair canvas in the buttonhole post, but if not, I did apply it before making the buttonhole (which, yes, is now finished!) and then cut out a rectangle to reduce bulk where the buttonhole would be made. You can see that below.
So, I am making progress. Even though this progress isn't putting thread into fabric and never will be seen in the final product, it is very important! It is hard to remember, but all the extra time and care put into the interior work of a garment pays off when the final product hangs and wears as it should.
Tomorrow I plan to actually sew some seams. I'm not sure which ones, but I will be sewing some seams!
Parting Shot: Recital. Today's event was a Christmas recital featuring a mix of light hearted secular tunes and traditional carols. This was my daughter's first public flute performance, and she did really well. She played in a group, and it was nice because there wasn't the pressure of playing solo for the first performance. I'm very pleased as she's only been playing since September. Having 5 years of piano lessons didn't hurt, as she knows notes, tempos, etc. already. My son played a couple of piano duets with a friend his age, but I didn't get any decent pictures of him.